Carers of West Lothian is a well-established voluntary organisation offering a range of services that have been developed specifically to meet the needs of carers and their families. It was started in 1990 by a small group of people, themselves carers, who recognised carers’ needs for information and support.
Today, Carers of West Lothian offers a range of services that have been developed specifically to meet the needs of carers from age 8 upwards. In 2018 our service expanded to include support for adults with a physical or learning disability.
The support we offer is:
· One to one support or someone to talk to – face to face, over the telephone or via email/social media
· Information on rights
· Benefits advice clinics by appt only.
· Power of Attorney/guardianship clinics appt. only
· Information on community support services
· Signposting and referrals to other services
· Training and workshops
· Peer support groups
· Short break funding
In order to deliver our service, we are keen to expand our team of volunteers. Without volunteer support, we would not be able to support as many people and they are a vital part of our team. All volunteers receive induction and ongoing training relevant to their role and will always be supported by a member of staff.
We are looking for young carer volunteers, peer support volunteers and volunteers to help us with fundraising. If you would like more information please see our website or call 01506 448000 to speak to one of our team.
Monday - Thursday
09:00 am - 17:00 pm
09:00 am - 16:00 pm
01506 650 111